IGAD, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development!
IGAD is the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, which includes Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya
. You'll read more information about this authority soon.
The authority was established in 1996 by suppression for the Intergovernmental Authority on Draught and Development (IGADD) founded on 1986. Natural disasters, famine, ecological degradation and economical deterioration hit Eastern Africa in the years between 1974 and 1984 as results of bad political systems and political unrest in most countries.
The first authority was established when all the countries except Eritrea
approached the United Nations to establish the authority.
The heads of states and governments met in Djibouti
in January 1986 to sign the agreement and the authority began with the headquarters located in Djibouti.
Eritrea, the red sea paradise
achieved the independence and became the seventh state-member in 1993.
The Assembly of Heads of State and Government made a declaration in April 1995 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
to revitalize IGADD.
On 21 March 1996, they signed the Letter of Instrument to Amend the IGADD Charter and establish the new authority. The Assembly of Heads of State and Government launched on 25 November 1996 in Djibouti.
IGAD has much functionality like the Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN), the Capacity Building Program Against Terrorism (ICPAT), the Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC), in addition to IGAD Livestock Policy Initiative and IGAD Livestock Market Information System.
However, in the meantime, IGAD is only an official political body that gathers the leaders of states in the Horn of Africa
in spite of the fact that those leaders have great contradictions and therefore they are conflicting against each other.
It is only for this reason; I assume the organization is a fireball. It is not what we, the simple people in the Horn of Africa need. We have not decided to form it and we have not assigned those leaders to speak on our behalves and represent us in this gathering.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development was born actually dead, since three leaders had wars or still have some anger towards each other.
The authority has not failed to address the serious threats of draught and the serious issues of development in the area only, but it has failed to prevent the disaster of the Ethio-Eritrean war and to address the problem of Sudan, the only country in the authority that has a coup and religious dictatorship.
Therefore, IGAD is not the ambition of the people of the Horn of Africa. There should be a public solution to this hollow channel.
Let us think together on how we could achieve a real public authority that fulfils all our ambitions to gather all the socialist people in the Horn of Africa
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